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Great for networking and meeting people in energy industry

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Former Employee - Co-Op in Westwood, MA
Former Employee - Co-Op in Westwood, MA

I worked at NSTAR Electric

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The atmosphere is quite friendly and there is an open floor plan. The culture supports colleague interaction. The cafeteria is good. It is close to the city of Boston.

Cons

As a government utility, it is slow to change. There is no competition against other utilities so the changes a normal business makes to beat out its competitors are not made here. Changes are slow to be made and people can be lazy.

Advice to Management

Motivation is key, but so is keeping your most talented employees. Run a stricter and more logical system that encourages competition and rewards for performance.

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  1. The people are either the reason to stay or run for the hills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

    I have been working at NSTAR Electric

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the cross functional groups are the best place to work

    Cons

    Not all management supports their people.

  2. Not the place for a young aspiring individual or a technically savvy veteran.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

    I worked at NSTAR Electric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Care and 401k packages are good.
         - Their PPO plans are highly subsidized compared to anywhere else in the local area.
         - Matched 401k packages 50% up to ~10-15% of yearly salary.

    Fiscally Conservative Company

    Its a very stable job. It is very difficult to fired from this company unless it is an ethical issue

    Cons

    Compensation for employees is not great. You get paid what you get paid. Unfortunately, this has the potential to breed complacency in the workforce.

    Most of the technical work is contracted out. Supervisors/Managers become excel sheet managers and production trackers.

    There is some history of bad relations between Union and Management and making it difficult for both to come together to work. There can be antagonistic attitudes while there. New employees find may find this dynamic very awkward and will spend a lot of time navigating this issue.

    IT infrastructure and server speed could be improved. Network memory is small (circa 2009) making it difficult to share information (ie photos, documents, related media for work)

    Fiscally Conservative Company. Most of my time was spent finding the least expensive way of doing things and then seeing if I could make it even less expensive

    Advice to Management

    Reward technical excellence. Invest more in engineering workforce. Lose the engineering union that is holding you back.

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